Developed by independent studio Skyshine and published by Versus Evil, Bedlam can be best described as The Banner Saga meets Mad Max. It's out today on Steam.
The standard edition of the game is available as a digital download for $19.99. There's also a deluxe edition that comes with a soundtrack by Kevin Riepl.
“The world of Skyshine’s Bedlam was really born out of the best possible places, the stuff we loved when we were kids. The games, graphic novels and movies we experienced in the 80’s like Mad Max, Heavy Metal and Judge Dredd were all inspirations.” said John Mueller, Art Director at Skyshine.
“We love games like FTL and XCOM and the rogue-like genre was a perfect fit for what we wanted to accomplish. We have made a game our 14 year old selves would have loved, complete with vomiting monsters, killer robots and gruesomely hilarious deaths!”
If you noticed how the game looked similar to The Banner Saga, it's because the game is built using the same engine. Bedlam offers more replayability, however, as it's more of a roguelike turn-based strategy game than a story-driven one. Much like The Banner Saga, the game's development was funded through Kickstarter.
Inspired by the '80s action movies movies, Bedlam has players taking on the role of the Mechanic, whose mission is to escort a large number of people in a massive rolling fortress called the Dozer across the wasteland to a distant utopia known only as Aztec City.
The launch trailer can be seen below.